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Your future career

Your future career

The ISG has over 4,000 alumni for whom ‘studied at Royal Holloway’ has become a recognised and highly-respected badge among Information Security professionals worldwide. Our graduates are highly sought after and have gone on to forge successful careers in a wide range of sectors.

Graduates of the MSc programme go on to enjoy varied and rewarding careers in Cyber Security, in Governance, behavioural change settings, banking, telecommunications, consultancies, public utilities and in the retail sector.  Figures from our graduate destinations show the ISG scores extremely well on both employment rates and starting salaries. What this means is that choosing the MSc in Information Security not only results in a highly respected qualification, but you are highly likely to get a well-paid job at the end of your studies.

The MSc programme includes a range of career-focused modules, such as professional skills development and industry engagement. Throughout your studies, you'll benefit from our strong links with a lot of high-profile employers, including GCHQ among many others. Our strong ties with industry mean we understand the needs of employers and our curriculum will ensure that you are well prepared for employment. Year in industry pathways are an excellent opportunity to apply your learning, develop skills and experience in a work environment and build connections that will set you apart. 

Royal Holloway's Careers Services supports students by providing information, advice, events, work experience and volunteering opportunities. As a graduate of Royal Holloway University you can access our careers support for two years after graduation.

Learn more from what industry experts themselves say about what it's like working for their companies and advice for getting into the Information Security industry, networking and mentoring -  see below for what types of Information Security roles there are and what skills companies look for:


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